What Ends - Andrew Ladd (Paperback) 19-03-2015 Short-listed for New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award 2015.

What Ends - Andrew Ladd (Paperback) 19-03-2015 Short-listed for New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award 2015.

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Shortlisted for the Young Lions Fiction Award 2015 Set on a remote Scottish island, this is the compelling story of one family's struggle to cope with a vanishing way of life On Eilean Fior, a small island off the north-west coast of Scotland with twenty-eight inhabitants, the McClouds run a faltering guesthouse. A family business, it is expected that one of the three children will eventually take over. But Barry, Flora and Trevor all have their own ideas. In this nuanced and moving debut novel, Andrew Ladd weaves together a series of conjoined narratives which follow each of the McClouds as they struggle to find a balance between their feelings of obligation and their desire for personal freedom. At once a lyrically haunting and unforgettable elegy for a lost world, What Ends is also a subtle family saga about change and regret - about the difference between feeling one is trapped and the reality of being so.